December 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Heat, drought spark beetle damages

The hot, dry summer of 2010 caused major stress to timberlands across Southwest Georgia. It is estimated that approximately $500,000 in pine timber was destroyed by pine bark beetles in Early County.   More...

Other News

Rotary Club raffle winners announced

The big winners in the Blakely Rotary Club’s 10/10/10 Rotary Raffle drawn Thursday were: Brown’s Jewelers, 1/2 carat diamond ring — Clay Willis; First State Bank, 42” plasma television — Margaret Talley; Bank of Early, More...

Arlington DDA meeting

The Downtown Development Authority of Arlington will hold their next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Arlington City Hall. For more information contact Tami Fincher, Arlington DDA Manager, Arlington City Hall, 725-4276   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr.   Daily Events   Dec. 27 - 10:30 - 11:20 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: fajita chicken, baked potato, broccoli, wheat bun, brown rice, fresh fruit.   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God’s promises never fail

It is easy for one to confuse the fact of being by oneself and being lonely. Being apart from anyone does not automatically make one lonely, since this term carries the idea of gloom, accompanied with despair. More...

The Gospel Truth

What is Jesus looking for in you?

When Jesus Christ looks into a crowd, he looks beyond high definition. He not only sees each person, but he knows why they are there. The Lord understands what they are looking for, and can search clearly into every heart and soul. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John Mill Place Annie Wells Choir will sing at St. John Mill Place Saturday, Dec. 25 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.   Wesley Chapel   Wesley Chapel will host a community wide Dr. More...

Society

Mrs. Jacobs turns 90

Mattie C. Jacobs celebrated 90 years of wisdom, grace and strength with her family at a birthday celebration Dec. 12, 2010. The celebration was held at the home of her daughter, Joyce McBurrows, in Riverdale, Ga., where Mrs. Jacobs now resides. More...

Bennetts celebrate birthdays

Devyn and Blair Bennett recently celebrated birthdays.   Devyn celebrated with school friends at a Groovy Girl party and Blair celebrated with library friends with a fish theme. More...

Ja’Korius turns three

Ja’Korius Jy’Quan Dent will turn three Dec. 25. He plans to celebrate his birthday with family and friends Sunday, Dec. 26 with a Thomas the Train party. He is the son of Kirfy and Pamela Dent of Arlington. More...

About My holiday

(A letter from Jesus about Christmas)

It has come to My attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. More...

Santa’s PJ Party

Andrew Winkler, center, was one of over 700 children at this year’s Santa’s PJ Party at Early County Elementary School. Santa and Mrs. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 22 Lions Club Meeting, noon.   DFACS board meeting, 10 a.m.   BIRTHDAYS: Georgina Freeman, Jason Mulkey   ANNIVERSARY: Russell & Gloria Lovering   THURSDAY, Dec. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

The real focus

Somewhere along the way, it seems like Christmas went wrong.   Maybe it’s just because I’ve gotten older. Christmas for children is a magical time, filled with excitement and anticipation. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Waiting on Christmas

This is Evan’s first “Santa” Christmas. It is his third Christmas, but in the first two, Santa Claus didn’t register as much more than a big guy dressed in red who kept wanting to grab him. More...

Mumbles

Make it safe and happy!!!

Stumbled across a column about the ongoing efforts across the country to remove Christmas from our society which concluded... More...

Obituaries

Dr. Harold Carswell

Physician

Dr. Harold Alex Carswell, 89, of Lake Oswago, Ore., died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Legacy Hopewell House Hospice in Portland, Ore.   More...

Martha Lewis

Retired

Martha Lee Hartley Lewis, of Americus and formerly of Rowena, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010.   Mrs. Lewis was born in 1926 in Dothan, Ala., to the late Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Hartley Sr. More...

William McLain

Retired

William Austin “Billy” McLain Sr., 70, of Tifton, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, in the Tift Regional Medical Center.   More...